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Thanks but the intent is sometimes difficult to determine, ain't it?
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I think it will be interesting to see the charecters re imagined.
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At first, I felt hesitant about reviewing the Logan movie because I Dislike the Wolverine character and felt that my bias would unduly affect my review. Despite that bias,I went to see the film due to the many rave reviews. Sometimes a review can be highly persuasive, and in this case it was.
In watching the movie,I made an effort to stay Impartial and that made me empathize with the way the characterization was developed. To my dismay,though,the film emphasized the very element that leaves me cold, I.e., Logan's ruthlessness and bloodthirstiness. Not my cup of tea at all. But I let it slide and took in the movie as a whole,and in all,I can at least understand the appeal of the character. So whether you love or hate Logan, I recommend the movie.
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I really enjoyed it. I really liked the Deadpool and Guardians trailers.
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I watched "Logan" on the weekend, and thought it was a good story. I enjoyed it.

The movie is rated "R" for violence and language. Not a movie for parents to take kids to, like the MCU movies. More intense than other Wolverine or X-Men movies.

I saw this video that discusses the movie, and offers opinions on what we might expect in the way of future X-Men movies (20th Century Fox properties). Obviously, it contains spoilers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCGFF1Ct678

Naturally, there are many of these review / commentary / explanation / Easter egg videos. This is just one of them.

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Also,"Logan" went beyond the expectation of $80million by making $85million.
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With the premiere of the movie King Kong it's only apropos to recognize its presence in the comics. The one that comes immediately to mind was Marvel's tribute to Kong when they had an alien ape called Gorr who fought the Fantastic Four. Gorr was normal size at first but was transformed into gigantic a la King Kong. As well done as those issues were, I still prefer the gorillas from DC.
In other words,the Kong premiere presents the opportunity to pay tribute to DC's decade of the 60s when there was such a tremendous plethora of Ape stories, so many that I can only narrow down to favorites. First to come to mind is Super-Gorilla Grodd because he was the foe of my favorite superhero at that time, the Flash. But one thing that left me hanging was when Grodd transferred his mind into the body of a human named Dawson. In Dawson's body, Grodd committed crimes, and it was also in Dawson's body that he got captured and put into prison. What left me hanging as a cop-out was that when Dawson completed his prison sentence, his body changed into Grodd's body. Nothing was explained at all as to whatever happened to Dawson's mind which disappointed me as a cop-out.
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I have been a giant monster movie fan for a long time. This version of Kong I really like. I am not saying it is a great movie, I am saying it is a good Kong movie.
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Just watched Iron Fist... Smile
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Just watched Iron Fist... Smile


Jeez, that bad, huh? In comparison, I guess the gold standard would still be Kato.
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Just watched Iron Fist... Smile


Jeez, that bad, huh? In comparison, I guess the gold standard would still be Kato.


Kept waiting for it to get better, never did.

YMMV.
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I will not really watch it as I have never been a fan of the character in the first place.
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I have never read an Iron Fist comic book. I was in middle school when Bruce Lee opened up the martial arts film genre in this country, and I was also just starting to get into to comic books too. You'd think I would be a natural for that book, but somehow not.

Anyway I watched the first two episodes so far.

I liked them.

We've seen the "Hero comes back after long absence" bit before. This is so far well done. It has been made believable. It is not so easy to convince people of who you are after a long time away. I don't want to put out any spoilers, but where he goes at the end of episode one just made sense to me.

I am looking forward to the rest, with the understanding that his iron fist power is going to be used sparingly; probably as it should be. This, like Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones, will be more about human condition and interaction on the street level, then about super heroics.
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Trailer #1 for "Justice League" is now out:

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I am fairly unimpressed with that.

Again I have a serious issue with Bruce Wayne giving away his secret identify to The Flash first club off the tee.
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Popular comic book artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away. He was mostly known for co-creating DC's Swamp Thing. As most of you know, Swamp Thing has starred in two feature films. Equally as admirable was his 1983 adaptation of Frankenstein for Marvel Comics.
Rest in peace, Mr. Wrightson (1948-2017)
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Ever see the single splash page that Bernie did of Superman? Made him look rugged, tougher and scary as hell. Loved the original run of Swamp Thing too. Rest in Peace Bernie.
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I didn't know that he'd passed. Thanks Orville.

One my most cherished memories of collecting was when I completed my run of his Swamp Thing. I didn't really collect DC, but I had to have them.

He, along with Adams, Starlin, and others really took what was possible with the art form to a new level.

I remember that Superman pin up Cliff; as well as his Hulk vs. Superman. His Frankenstein was Goth before Goth was a thing. His level of detail was amazing.
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I have never read an Iron Fist comic book. I was in middle school when Bruce Lee opened up the martial arts film genre in this country, and I was also just starting to get into to comic books too. You'd think I would be a natural for that book, but somehow not.

Anyway I watched the first two episodes so far.

I liked them.

We've seen the "Hero comes back after long absence" bit before. This is so far well done. It has been made believable. It is not so easy to convince people of who you are after a long time away. I don't want to put out any spoilers, but where he goes at the end of episode one just made sense to me.

I am looking forward to the rest, with the understanding that his iron fist power is going to be used sparingly; probably as it should be. This, like Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones, will be more about human condition and interaction on the street level, then about super heroics.


I guess my problem with it was that I just don't buy Finn as Danny. That's just me.

I understand the tone that Netflix is taking and I've liked it so far, but this didn't get there for me.

The fight choreography was what really disappointed me.
Iron Fist vs. random thug should last maybe a second. At the end of the day it's a superhero show, and he's supposed to possess a Bruce Lee on meth level of skill.

It's just a personal preference thing really.

I'll still binge watch season 2 though. Smile
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